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Assistant Professor, Art

Posting Details

Posting Details

Institution Black Hills State University
Working Title Assistant Professor, Art
Posting Number F00087P
Department BHSU-School of Arts and Humanities
Physical Location of Position (City) Spearfish
Posting Text

Black Hills State University is seeking applicants for a full-time, tenure track position in 3-D Techniques and Foundations of Art as part of its Bachelor of Fine Arts and Art Education Programs.

Black Hills State University offers BFAs in Graphic Design, Photography, and Studio Art as well as a BSEd in K-12 Art Education. The course load is four classes per semester. Subjects to be taught may include Ceramics, Sculpture, 3-D Design, Design Concepts in Crafts Media, and foundations courses in studio art as necessary.

The successful applicant will have experience in (or a strong understanding of), the following:
*Sculptural techniques in additive and subtractive media.
*Ceramics techniques including firing and glaze materials.
*3-D Design
*Foundations of art, including 2-D Design

Experience in any of the following areas is also desirable:
*Installation work
*4-D Art
*3-D printing

MFA course work expected complete by August 1st 2018. Minimum of one year teaching experience and/or professional workshop level teaching experience in 3D media or related field is desired.

Applications must be made online at Candidates must submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, transcripts and three letters of reference. In addition, submission of 20 images of personal work need to be sent in JPEG format to Desy Schoenewies, Search and Screen Chair, College of Liberal Arts at This position is open until filled with a first review date of 01/15/2018 at 11PM MDT. For application assistance, please contact Human Resources at 605.642.6545. Questions specific to the position may directed towards Desy Schoenewies at

Black Hills State University is an equal opportunity affirmative action employer. All offers are contingent upon successful completion of a satisfactory background check.

Posting Date 12/05/2017
Closing Date
Open Until Filled Yes
First Consideration Date 01/15/2018
Advertised Salary Minimum $44,000 DOE/Q
Duration of the Term 9 months
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Appointment Percent 100
Tenure Status Tenure Track
Proposed Rank Assistant Professor
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Appointment Type Regular
Scope of Search External (includes Internal)
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Department Description and Cultural Expectations

Black Hills State University is a masters-level state University with 4,500 students. The campus leads the region in sustainability efforts and maintains top academic programs in business (AACSB), exercise science, natural sciences, social sciences, the arts, mass communication, health sciences and education. The University, founded in 1883, is located in the northern Black Hills, a region abundant with outdoor activity and culture. Spearfish, S.D., is recognized as one of the top 10 most livable small towns in the
USA and has also been recognized nationally for outdoor recreational opportunities. A second location, BHSU-RC, was recently established in Rapid City, the state’s second largest city. BHSU, a member of NCAA Division II athletics, offers 14 sports. BHSU has a legacy of champion rodeo teams.

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Supplemental Questions

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  1. Where did you hear about this position?
    • SDBOR Employment Site
    • BHSU Website
    • Chronicle of Higher Education
    • SD Department of Labor
    • Rapid City Journal
    • Black Hills Pioneer
    • Referral
    • Other

Documents Needed to Apply

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Transcripts
  3. Curriculum Vitae
  4. Reference List
Optional Documents
  1. Other